India announces plans to regulate medical devices

06/23/2013 | BioSpectrum Asia

The Indian government has announced that it will replace the existing drugs and cosmetics legislation being considered in Parliament with a new bill that would add comprehensive regulation of medical devices. The bill would set standards and provide oversight of medtech in India, which proponents believe would strengthen the industry. The country's pharmaceutical industry has made great progress, said health ministry official Arun Kumar Panda, but "we (India) still need to create a place of our own in the medical devices sector."

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